Sri Guru Gita – 20 January 2014 – Episode 33

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    • Hira Duvvuri on January 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Sri Guru Gita episode 33 – English summary – Jaya Guru Datta (refrain: Listen to Sri Guru Gita, Sachchidananda Sadgurudeva’s discourse on Sri Guru Gita) Note: Observe the parrot/parrots from Shuka Vana. Find out of the species and make a note. Visit for photos of parrots and information on the different species. It was a parrot which first listened to the secret knowledge about Guru while Siva was explaining it to Parvati. Later Sage Suka (with a parrot’s head) gave this knowledge to his father Veda Vyasa. It was revealed to humanity by Sage Vyasa through Srimad Bhagavatam and the Skanda Purana.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Upamanyu followed his Guru’s command. We have learned that Upamanyu was dull witted. He was asked to begin minding the cattle. He had to take them grazing. Upamanyu agreed and herded the cattle. After a long time he returned. Dhaumya was surprised to see that Upamanyu showed no signs of tiredness, but looked fresh and radiant.
    Guru asked Upamanyu, “You have traveled a long way. And yet, you look very relaxed and energetic. What makes you so fresh and contented? “
    “O Guru, I went from one house to another to collect food as alms. I have eaten all that food. My stomach is full. Hence, I am contented.”
    Guru said, “Why did you eat all the food yourself? Why did you not share it with me? Hereafter, whatever food you collect, you must give it all to me.”
    Upamanyu obeyed Guru’s command and since then, daily he offered the food that he collected, to Guru Dhaumya. Days went by. Day by day Upamanyu grew more and more stout and heavy.
    Guru thought, “I have told him to give all the food to me and he has been doing that. Still, he is looking so well nourished and happy. What could be the reason?” He was puzzled.
    One day he asked Upamanyu, “What makes you so well-fed and strong in spite of giving away all the food to me?”
    Upamanyu replied, “Whatever food I collect in the first round of begging, I am offering to you. Whatever I get when I go for a second round, I have been consuming.”
    Dhaumya on one hand was amused at Upamanyu’s cleverness, and on the other hand felt sorry. He told Upamanyu in an angry tone, “Whatever food you collect from begging, regardless of how many times you go out to beg, all the food must be surrendered to me. If anyone voluntarily offers you food, that food also must be given to me. You may eat food only upon permission granted by me.”
    Upamanyu accepted the command. Upamanyu followed the austerity of strictly following the orders of his Guru.
    Still, Upamanyu appeared well-rounded and well-nourished. He did not lose even an ounce of weight. Dhaumya was surprised at this. He said, “Tell me the truth. What are you doing? I expected that you will begin to lose weight and become thin. But that is not happening. What are you up to?”
    Upamanyu confessed, “I have been drinking the milk from a cow.”
    Dhaumya thought about it. If he now tells Upamanyu to offer him whatever he milks from a cow, he may open up another bag of tricks. So he ordered, “You have to stop doing that altogether. You are forbidden from drinking cow’s milk.” Let us see what happens next. Jaya Guru Datta

    • bharati.p on January 21, 2014 at 12:20 am

    sadguru paadukabhyo namah shivaya.danyavadamulu puttujii.

  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji! _/\_!!

    • Radha on January 24, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

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